5.3 Resources and Tools 2018-02-09T13:47:42+00:00


The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program culminates in individualized job development.

Resources and Tools

Project SEARCH endorses these resources and tools and encourages their use–independently or in the context of the Project SEARCH program model.

Systemic Job Matching

In collaboration with Project SEARCH, the Transition, Employment, and Technology Lab at The Ohio State University developed the Vocational Fit Assessment (VFA) to assess individual abilities and job demands. Based on data derived from  the completed VFA, Job Matching Reports (JMR) identify the pros and cons of each potential job match and identify areas of need suitable for intervention. Extensive testing of these tools demonstrated their reliability, validity, and potential to benefit key stakeholders engaged in the job matching process. The process of assessment using the VFA and job matching using JMRs is known as Systematic Job Matching (SJM):

Health MattersTM: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities

For people with disabilities, a good health and nutrition program can have life-changing results: more energy, increased knowledge, more confidence and self-esteem, and fewer serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This innovative, easy-to-implement curriculum is the perfect way to help adults build healthy lifestyles—and as a bonus, help communities reduce the high costs of common health problems.